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    Quote Originally Posted by Tania View Post
    You sure that's not just a harmless kingsnake? Hard to tell from pic but I'm fairly sure the only rattlesnakes in Virginia are timber rattlers and they're pretty distinctive.

    (I love snakes.)
    Here's a link to snakes in VA: http://www.virginiaherpetologicalsoc...f_virginia.htm

    The white under the head makes me think maybe an eastern ratsnake? I've seen a few of them on the MVT

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    ... We had a black rat snake in our basement a few years back that was a challenge to get out. I did not enjoy seeing it going up the stairs.
    If he liked to hang around in your basement, I'd say you had some other critter problems, like his food source. With a nod to Kliban - "Love to eat them mousies, mousies what I love to eat..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFHokie View Post
    Here's a link to snakes in VA: http://www.virginiaherpetologicalsoc...f_virginia.htm

    The white under the head makes me think maybe an eastern ratsnake? I've seen a few of them on the MVT

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    I just spent way too much time looking at all the snake pics on that page.

    (I really do love snakes)

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    I'm sick of these m*******ing snakes on this m*******king trail.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KWL View Post
    If he liked to hang around in your basement, I'd say you had some other critter problems, like his food source. With a nod to Kliban - "Love to eat them mousies, mousies what I love to eat..."
    ...bite they little heads off and chew they tiny feet.

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    It took almost three years before this thread had a Samuel L Jackson reference? What is wrong with you people?

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    I saw a snake today on the W&OD. I don't recall where, but I think it was between Herndon and Leesburg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    It took almost three years before this thread had a Samuel L Jackson reference? What is wrong with you people?
    I was stunned to be the first one.

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    Not a snake, but a reptile, and sad. After a couple of Haines Point loops last night I crossed over into Virginia and ran over a skink. It dashed out across the trail and I veered to avoid it but it ran right under my tire. I went back and it was alive and could move some but was not doing so well. I moved it off the trail into the brush.

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